Behind the reemergence of Jawun Evans, the Cowboys secured their second Big 12 conference victory in as many games, defeating the TCU Horned Frogs 89-76 in front of 6,000 Oklahoma State faithful fans.
The Cowboys never trailed in the game, thanks in part to the 6-0 run they had right out of the gate. It was mostly a back-and-forth game, with the Horned Frogs consistently matching the Cowboys bucket-for-bucket and keeping the score close.
At the 10:39 mark of the second half, TCU tied the game on a Vladimir Brodziansky free throw. This was the closest TCU would come to victory for the rest of the game. The Pokes slowly - but surely - pulled away from the Frogs to secure their first home conference win since February 13, 2015.
It was great to see Jawun Evans show up again, as he dropped 27 points on 11-17 shooting from the field. He fell two assists short of a double-double, but overall had a great night. Hopefully that’s a sign that the Jawun Evans we’ve come to know is back.
Jawun Evans 27 points, 8 assists. #okstate wins 89-76 (ESPNU) pic.twitter.com/xKSQvqLB1Y— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) January 24, 2017
Jeffrey Carroll notched his third dub-dub of the season, dropping 19 points on 5-6 shots from the field. He was also a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe, and collected 10 rebounds.
Davon Dillard seems to be getting better every game. He dropped 10 points, and had two #SCTop10 worthy dunks.
Davon Dillard pic.twitter.com/7J9HWZHJt9— Lee Benson (@LeeBensonNews9) January 24, 2017
Davon Dillard - the Sequel. #okstate pic.twitter.com/4aOjRg5tU5— Lee Benson (@LeeBensonNews9) January 24, 2017
As expected, Brodzianksy had a nice game against the Pokes, tallying 20 points and collecting six boards. He wasn’t the best player in gray and purple though, as junior guard Kenrich Williams also dropped 20 points, but grabbed twice as many rebounds as Brodziansky to record a double double for the Frogs.
Here’s a look at the full box score and stats.
I just want to say one quick thing about the team stats. Look at the TCU free throw percentage. Guess what they shot on the year before facing Oklahoma State? 69%. Before this game, I thought to myself, “if this game turned into a free throw contest near the end, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.” Man am I glad that wasn’t the case.
Here are tonight’s highlights from the win over TCU.
Still up? Well then, check out the highlights from tonight's win over TCU in GIA. #okstate pic.twitter.com/pHQaIdkhJs— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) January 24, 2017
With the victory, the Cowboys improve to 2-6 in the Big 12, and 12-8 overall. Up next, the Cowboys take a break from conference play as they welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks to Stillwater. This border battle is the 2017 edition of the SEC/Big 12 challenge.
Congratulations to Coach Underwood and the Cowboys as they earned their second impressive win in a row.